Tarka Trail

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson is not popular in Italy so it’s not part of a young reader’s experience. It’s published though, the first Italian edition (Treves) dates back to 1930 apparently. I regret not having read it when I was still a child and less emotional.

when he pressed through the reeds by a way he had trodden before, but forgotten, and slept on an old couch where lay bones, and a little skull

and Tarka slept, while the water flowed, and he dreamed of a journey with Tarquol down to a strange sea, where they were never hungry, and never hunted